Dorset (Weymouth)

21 March 2013



Contacts:

  1. Tom Lane (STEPS).
  2. Paul Hurrell (Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre)

Telephone Numbers:

  1. 01305 771861 (STEPS)
  2. 01305 784927 (WOEC)

E Mail Addresses:

  1. t.s.lane@dorsetcc.gov.uk (STEPS)
  2. p.hurrell@dorsetcc.gov.uk (WOEC)

Addresses:

     1. STEPS Club for Young People, 110 Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0BT
     2. Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre (WOEC), Knightsdale Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0HS


Dorset (Weymouth)

The Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre offers outdoor and adventurous activities for young people and adults throughout the year including;

  • Sailing 
  • Kayaking and canoeing
  • Rock climbing, scrambling and abseiling 
  • Team challenge and forest adventure 
  • Orienteering and navigation 
  • Archery 
  • Coasteering
The STEPS building contains a main youth club room, a sports hall and a performing arts area.  There is also an IT suite, film production facilities and a cafe.

Based across these two adjacent sites, the project aims to offer opportunities, activities and support for young people 11/7 (11 hours a day, seven days a week).  This programme consists of four main elements:

1. Targeted youth support (daytime programmes aimed at young people needing additional support)
2. Advice, information and guidance (after school, drop in, clinic-style sessions)
3. Positive activities (after school and at weekends: sports, arts and outdoor education activities)
4. Universal youth support (open access, evening youth club sessions which are developmental and preventative)






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